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    309 19.05%
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    282 17.39%
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    my racquet strings dont break, but they just arent playable in 2-3 months. the feel is so horrible. it's like using a fishing net to play..

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    hmm have to revise my earlier post...
    Got my racket back from restringing a week ago, played one 4 hour social session, a tournament and a three day teams comp, and now have to restring again...

    made a real mess of the strings when they broke on the second shot of the rally and I had to try to hit outside the sweet spot for the next 8 or so shots...

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    BG85 - 23M25X...flipping less then a month of play.
    Working it out is..about 12 hrs of actual usage.

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    I use BG80 at 24lbs. prob break in approx 2 months mainly through wear in the centre. If they don't break the tension has usually gone significantly so I get re-strung.

    on a similar subject, when I take my rackets for re-string at a local shop they normally refuse to string at 24lbs. They say they use an electric machine so it strings tighter so they normally do it at 22lbs.

    does anyone know this to be true? I would have thought if a machine says 24lbs then that should be 24lbs?!?!?!?! are they trying to be cautious in case the frames break. (Nano 8000s by the way).

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by digler_78
    I use BG80 at 24lbs. prob break in approx 2 months mainly through wear in the centre. If they don't break the tension has usually gone significantly so I get re-strung.

    on a similar subject, when I take my rackets for re-string at a local shop they normally refuse to string at 24lbs. They say they use an electric machine so it strings tighter so they normally do it at 22lbs.

    does anyone know this to be true? I would have thought if a machine says 24lbs then that should be 24lbs?!?!?!?! are they trying to be cautious in case the frames break. (Nano 8000s by the way).

    Cheers
    When you string @24lb, is it on hand crank, drop weight or electric machine? Most of time, drop weight is as accurate as electric constant pull machine if you do it right. A hand crank machine usually same as a stop break machine. Can you ask the shop tech if there machine is a constant pull or stop break machine? IMO, the person don't know what he/she is talking about. Aer they saying that their 22lb is same as other shop's 24lb?

    Also, yonex will replace ns8k up to 24lb anyway. If that is the case, tell them to recalibrate their machine.
    Last edited by silentheart; 08-26-2005 at 09:28 AM.

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    In my experience: (all at 24lbs)

    YOnex BG65Ti(my favourite string)- 4-6 months
    Yonex BG65 ages and ages... never seem to break
    Ashaway Rally 21 Micro - 6 months+
    Ashaway Micropower - 6 weeks

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    BG65 around 3-4 months playing 3 times a week (total of 9 hrs)
    and this is playing with feather birds.

    ...with plastic, it lasts around 6 months.

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    All strings would have passed their acceptable playability limits after 2 months, afterwhich you should cut them and restring. You can reduce your stringing cost by buying a machine and restring. This investment will pay for itself in no time if you also string for others. An expensive racquet investment justifies the very best string playability. It would be a real shame if all your expensive racquets are let down by 'centuries' old strings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taneepak
    All strings would have passed their acceptable playability limits after 2 months, afterwhich you should cut them and restring.
    No problems for me with that here. The longest a string has lasted me was 2 weeks, BG-65. I happy busting just one string a week.

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    This week alone i broke 3 strings. All freshly strung. Today alone 2.. another one was 2 days before. Getting tired of stringing already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ants
    This week alone i broke 3 strings. All freshly strung. Today alone 2.. another one was 2 days before. Getting tired of stringing already.
    What string do you use/tension?

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    Quote Originally Posted by S4MadMan
    What string do you use/tension?
    Bg66 at 27 and bg65ti at 27. I've finished using my gosen Pro66.. i'm back in using Yonex strings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ants
    Bg66 at 27 and bg65ti at 27. I've finished using my gosen Pro66.. i'm back in using Yonex strings.
    Thanks, how does BG66 compare to BG-80? I have some BG-66 but it's strung a bit low for me to do a true comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S4MadMan
    Thanks, how does BG66 compare to BG-80? I have some BG-66 but it's strung a bit low for me to do a true comparison.
    What was ur tension of abit low?

    I think i did a comparison about BG80 and 66. Personally Bg66 more feel. Bg80 needs some time to warm up the strings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ants
    What was ur tension of abit low?

    I think i did a comparison about BG80 and 66. Personally Bg66 more feel. Bg80 needs some time to warm up the strings.
    I play with BG-80 at 24/27 and 25/28 (a bit down from BG-85 where I was at 27/30 and 29/31...way back in the day).

    BG-66 was strung at 23/25.

    BG-85 was my go to string but I break that way too fast so I went to BG-80. Now I'm used to BG-80 and really like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthHowie
    BG65 around 3-4 months playing 3 times a week (total of 9 hrs)
    and this is playing with feather birds.

    ...with plastic, it lasts around 6 months.

    How comes your strings last so long and mine break so easily. I play bg-65,
    12,5 kg and it breaks after 1-2 weeks. I play ca. 4 times (= 8 hours) a week with a AT-700 (feather).

    Now i am thinking about a stringing maschine, but i`m a student. Is it very expensive, do you need lots of time?
    Does anyone of you has a special offer from his stringer, for example because he plays high tension and breaks his strings more often than casual players?

    Or does anyone bought his own strings (for example 200m bg 65) and gave them to his stringer so that it would be cheaper overall?
    I mean 200 m bg 65 is ca. 70 , so i don`t know how many metres you need for one string job...perhaps 3m? That would mean you could get out 70 string jobs. One would cost 1 . but stringer here takes 14,90 . So perhaps he would go down with the prize when i would give him my own strings... .

    If you have any experience or advice i would be glad...running out of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueBlue
    I play bg-65, 12,5 kg and it breaks after 1-2 weeks.

    If you have any experience or advice i would be glad...running out of money.
    Lower your tension. 12.5 kg is over 27.5 lbs, which is a pro tension!

    If you're sure that you benefit from this high tension (and it's not just the vanity of pretending you're a pro), then there's not much you can do. Playing at 27.5 lbs, you can expect to break strings fast.

    If you intend to keep the same string type for a long time, then a 200m reel would save you some money. My stringer charges 6 for labour, and 4 for a set of BG65. He will charge me only labour if I bring the string.

    I'm no stringer, but string packs come in 10m. I think you will need more than 3m.
    Last edited by Gollum; 10-27-2005 at 10:11 AM.

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